Posts Tagged ‘Juan Coronado’

China Chilcano Opens With Peruvian Chinese and Japanese

Peruvian mixed with Chinese and Japanese might seem like an odd combination, but the menu at José Andrés's new Penn Quarter restaurant China Chilcano is far from a random kitchen experiment. "It's not fusion at all," says ThinkFoodGroup Director of Research and Development Rick Billings. "We're really not creating new styles. We're paying homage to the […]

America Eats Tavern Revived in Tysons Corner

José Andrés has a new restaurant to go with his new U.S. citizenship. American Eats Tavern—formerly a year-long pop-up in Penn Quarter—has been reborn at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner. The restaurant is Andrés’ ode to the history of American cuisine and initially grew out of a collaboration with the National Archives about the country’s […]

Oyamel Expansion Opens Friday With Butterflies Everywhere (Updated)

Grabbing a blood orange margarita at Oyamel will soon require a little less elbowing toward the bar. José Andrés' mod-Mex Penn Quarter restaurant opens its expanded bar and dining room this Thursday. (UPDATE: The opening has been pushed back to Friday.) The new space, designed by Georgetown-based architecture and design firm Hapstak and Demetriou, adds 42 additional […]

Watch Barmini’s Juan Coronado Hand-Carve a Spherical Ice Cube

This week's Y&H column looks at the rise of "ice programs" and artisan ice in D.C. bars. To teach me how the pros hand-carve cubes and spheres out of giant blocks, I asked Barmini "cocktail innovator" Juan Coronado for a lesson in ice sculpting. The first thing he asks me to do is grope the […]

The Ice Is Right: Is Artisan Ice the Final Frontier for Craft Cocktails?

As the 300-pound block of ice ascends from the Jacuzzi-sized industrial ice machine, its edges crackle like broken glass. Joseph Ambrose and Caleb Marindin use an engine hoist to lift the flawless-looking mass, which you can see straight through thanks to a system that circulates the water, releasing any bubbles as it freezes. Ambrose and […]

Barmini’s Rotary Vacuum Evaporator

Only a handful of cocktail bars in the country have a rotary vacuum evaporator. José Andrés' new cocktail lab Barmini, opening Feb. 15, is one of them. The mad scientist-like contraption can take any ingredient—from peppers to peanuts to pretzels—and distill the flavor and aroma in a liquid. Booker & Dax in New York and […]

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